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Early Bird Special ~ Posting Early Tonight; Busy Family Weekend

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  7 months ago  •  82 comments


Early Bird Special ~ Posting Early Tonight; Busy Family Weekend
 

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Not all Robins Head South in the Winter

© A. Mac/A.G.


Will be doing family stuff this weekend. I'll look in when I can. 


Red Box Rules

RED BOX RULES:  AN IMPORTANT REMINDER

From time-to-time, I should remind all members of NT, etc., that when posting photos, artwork, etc., it's important, when posting, that you own, and/or legally represent the licensing, copyright, etc., of what you post, and TO PROTECT YOUR WORK, TO INCLUDE YOUR COPYRIGHT SYMBOL/INFORMATION; and/or, WHEN POSTING COPYRIGHTED PROPERTY BELONGING TO PARTIES OTHER THAN YOURSELF, TO …

• BE SURE YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO POST, TRANSMIT, etc, SUCH PROPERTY, and,

• IF/WHEN SUCH PERMISSION HAS BEEN GRANTED, TO PROPERLY AND CLEARLY ATTRIBUTE THE COPYRIGHTS TO THEIR RIGHTFUL OWNER(S).

VERY IMPORTANT … IN THE FUTURE, I WILL REMEMBER TO POST THIS CAVEAT REGULARLY.

Thanks, A. MAC


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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    7 months ago

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Democracies are Under Attack;  A danger to one is a danger to all.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1  devangelical  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    7 months ago

don't forget to vote up this article friends...

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     7 months ago

SpaceX rocket headed for the space station tonight. 

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devangelical
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2.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @2    7 months ago

cool picture.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @2    7 months ago

Brilliant catch, Kavika - including the reflection of the rocket along with the others on the lake surface. 

 
 
 
evilone
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2.3  evilone  replied to  Kavika @2    7 months ago

nice capture!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.4  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @2    7 months ago

Great photo.

 
 
 
shona1
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2.5  shona1  replied to  Kavika @2    7 months ago

Not bad having that in your backyard..

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2.6  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @2    7 months ago

Beautiful photo Kavika! What an amazing catch!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  Buzz of the Orient    7 months ago

My bedroom window in the house in which I grew up looked over the rear garden and I would wake up each morning (perhaps not in the winter) to the chirping of the robins.  I have never seen one here.  But within a few months of my arriving here I saw a bird I never before saw in my life - a magpie.

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shona1
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3.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    7 months ago

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Morning..these are our Maggie's (magpies)...they roll up every morning and warble at my door..

They love mince and I have had six roll up, now down to three. The others have moved on..

They have a brilliant carolling call and swoop people in spring to protect their nest...but the ones here are 2nd and 3rd generation and have never swooped me...they remember you and know who is friend and who is foe...

 
 
 
shona1
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3.1.1  shona1  replied to  shona1 @3.1    7 months ago

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These are our Maggie's in action..they will chase you down the road and have a particular dislike of posties delivering the mail and cyclists in general...

Not my picture..

 
 
 
Thomas
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4  Thomas    7 months ago

That is one puffed-out Robin, AMac!

 
 
 
evilone
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5  evilone    7 months ago

A November harbor sunrise.

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Gsquared
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5.1  Gsquared  replied to  evilone @5    7 months ago

Beautiful.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @5.1    7 months ago

You're a long distance mind reader.  You took the word right out of my mind when I looked at that photo.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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5.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1.1    7 months ago
You're a long distance mind reader.

I am.

 
 
 
shona1
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5.2  shona1  replied to  evilone @5    7 months ago

Morning...wow that is magnificent evil...

 
 
 
Kavika
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5.3  Kavika   replied to  evilone @5    7 months ago

Stunning

 
 
 
evilone
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6  evilone    7 months ago

A tiny red/purple flower on the poke-a-dot plant.

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Buzz of the Orient
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6.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilone @6    7 months ago

"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?"  (Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare)

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.1  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.1    7 months ago
"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?"  (Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare)

Interesting sentence structure! There must be a name for that sort of inversion. Normally I would think most people would say:

"But soft, what light is breaking through yonder window?"  

I wonder what grammatical "purists" would say about that construction? (My own opinion: its stronger, and might tend to get more peoples attention! jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Krishna
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6.1.2  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @6.1.1    7 months ago
"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?"  (Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare)

Winston Churchill used that form at least once:

That is something up with which I shall not put!

 
 
 
shona1
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6.2  shona1  replied to  evilone @6    7 months ago

Arvo evil..for a split second I thought the large blue one was a coral shrimp in an aquarium...what a spectacular plant...

 
 
 
evilone
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6.2.1  evilone  replied to  shona1 @6.2    7 months ago

It's an Tillandsia Air Plant. I wanted to make sure I could keep one alive before I added another. I'm thinking of adding a yellow one this next spring.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7  Gsquared    7 months ago

Zhaotai Gate, Yonghe (Lama) Temple, Beijing - © G. Gam

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Untitled, Floral - © G. Gam

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Untitled (Kyoto) - © G. Gam

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devangelical
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7.1  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @7    7 months ago

nice!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @7.1    7 months ago

Thanks, dev.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @7    7 months ago

A treasure for our eyes.  I recall seeing the giant Buddha in the Lama Temple, Beijing, back in 2006.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2    7 months ago

Wow. Thanks.

 
 
 
shona1
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8  shona1    7 months ago

Arvo...

Sydney Opera house at dawn this morning lit up with Flanders poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day Nov 11th..

My grandfather fought in WW1 in the Somme, France...

The 11th hour on the 11th day...

Lest we forget..🇦🇺🦘384

 
 
 
shona1
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8.1  shona1  replied to  shona1 @8    7 months ago

Oppps not my photo..🐨

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @8.1    7 months ago

My photo - poppies growing wild in the Pudong district of Shanghai where my wife and I stayed many years ago.  In a couple of hours it will be November 11th in Canada, Remembrance Day, to remember the allied forces lost in the wars in Europe.

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"In Flanders Fields the poppies grow...."

 
 
 
shona1
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8.1.2  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1.1    7 months ago

And still the human race does not learn after two World Wars..🥀🥀

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @8.1.2    7 months ago

You are quite right.  Human nature will not change, not today, not tomorrow...never.  We only CALL ourselves civilized.

 
 
 
Kavika
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8.2  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @8    7 months ago

Breathtaking, shona.

 
 
 
shona1
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8.2.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @8.2    7 months ago

Morning Kavika...yes they light up the sails on the Opera House on many occasions and celebrations as well..

I am quite stunned with how they do it as they use everything that is imaginable...

 
 
 
shona1
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8.2.2  shona1  replied to  shona1 @8.2.1    7 months ago

A few more of the Sydney Opera House..

Support for Ukraine..

The death of Her Majesty..

Australia Day....

The Korean War...320 320 320 320

 
 
 
shona1
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8.2.3  shona1  replied to  shona1 @8.2.2    7 months ago

Not my photos..

 
 
 
Kavika
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8.2.4  Kavika   replied to  shona1 @8.2.3    7 months ago

Just stunning, thanks for posting them, shona.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.2.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @8.2.2    7 months ago

Although many people try to make the word unique mean more than it does by putting the word "most" in front of it, which is silly since "unique" means there is no other, the brilliant Sydney opera house architecture may never be matched let alone exceeded.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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8.2.6  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.2.5    7 months ago

While the Sydney Opera House is an amazing work, there are two works by Frank Gehry that are, in my opinion, in the same category of architectural excellence.  One is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, completed in 1997.  The other is the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, which opened in 2003.  I have been to the Disney Concert Hall, but I have not been to Bilbao.  

This is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

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These are photos of the Disney Hall.

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The photos of the Museum in Bilbao and the Disney Hall were not taken by me.

I have been to Sydney, so I have seen the beautiful Opera House.  This is a photo I took one afternoon while on the ferry crossing Sydney Harbor.

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  © G. Gam

 
 
 
Kavika
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8.2.7  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @8.2.6    7 months ago

The Disney Hall is simply beautiful.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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8.2.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @8.2.6    7 months ago

The others are amazing but I still prefer the Sydney Opera House.

 
 
 
shona1
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8.2.9  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.2.8    7 months ago

There were ructions galore here when it was announced this was the design and it was going to be built...

But now we wouldn't be without it...

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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8.2.10  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @8.2.6    7 months ago

Love those photos, G. Well done!

 
 
 
Krishna
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8.2.11  Krishna  replied to  shona1 @8.2.2    7 months ago
A few more of the Sydney Opera House..

Nice!

Some other countries do similar thing. IIRC the French light up the Eiffel Tower in different colors for different events. In the U.S. sometimes The White House is lit up in specific colors. And in NYC so is the Empire State building.

 
 
 
Krishna
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8.2.12  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.2.5    7 months ago
Although many people try to make the word unique mean more than it does by putting the word "most" in front of it, which is silly since "unique" means there is no other,

So therefore it would be incorrect to say that something is "more unique" than something else-- or even "less unique"?

IIRC in a High School English class those forms are incorrect-- they are called "redundancies"? 

Although personally I feel its sometimes cool to call them "repeating redundancies" (But then again, I feel its interesting to occasionally split infinitives!)

 
 
 
Kavika
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9  Kavika     7 months ago

We are in the North Georgia Appalachian Mountains, in Big Canoe, GA. 

Just a few miles NW of us is the end of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

It is definitely Autumn in the mountains of Georgia.

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shona1
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9.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @9    7 months ago

What a lovely spot..I could sit there for hours with a capucinno and just watch the world go by....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @9    7 months ago

I think that if I were there I'd turn that chair around to look at the beauty of nature. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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9.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.2    7 months ago

There is another veranda on the other side that has 3 chairs facing out looking at the mountain.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @9.2.1    7 months ago

Okay then.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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9.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @9    7 months ago

Puts me in the fall mood!

 
 
 
Kavika
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10  Kavika     7 months ago

To all veterans who have put their lives on the line for your country. This is one of the most photos of the Vietnam War it's entitled ''Help from Above''.

2nd Battalion 327th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne caught in an ambush suffering heavy casualties signaling for the ''Angles from above'' the medicav helicopters and the Medic who risked their lives every day to pull us out and rescue our wounded. 

The photo represents the savagery of the battles, the pain, and the bravery of all, especially the Medivac teams.

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Each Paratrooper in this photo made it out alive thanks to the ''Angels from Above''.

 
 
 
shona1
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10.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @10    7 months ago

Morning...great to hear they all survived..

I think I read somewhere where one particular medi vac crew not sure if it was yours or ours they never lost a life on their flights...

A truly remarkable feat...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @10    7 months ago

How sad that that war was considered necessary considering the losses that occurred because of it. 

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Kavika
Professor Principal
11  Kavika     7 months ago

I've seen heroes,

I've seen cowards,

I've seen men die,

I've seen men go crazy,

There are no moral wars,

There are no winners or losers,

There are only survivors,

Those who left part of themselves,

Either their body or mind in a bloody ditch,

In a land, they did not know, 

The dead will haunt your dreams

As you grow old,

There is no escape, 

There is only survival.

 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
11.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @11    7 months ago

Did you write that?  If not, who did?

 
 
 
Kavika
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11.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1    7 months ago

Yes, I wrote that in 1965 in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Note on the bottom was ''we lost four today''...

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
11.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @11.1.1    7 months ago

It is a remarkable poem, Kavika.  Outstanding.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
11.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @11.1.2    7 months ago

Thanks, G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @11.1.1    7 months ago

Good for you!!!  Not only are you an accomplished storyteller, but a poet as well (besides being a really good fisherman). 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
11.1.5  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1.4    7 months ago

Thanks, Buzz.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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11.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Kavika @11    7 months ago

Well said.

Another old warrior said:

"It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell."
- Major General William T. Sherman, U.S. Army

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
12  Kavika     7 months ago

This photo of the great blue heron in one of our lakes in Stone Creek was taken by Bill Dunn a resident of Stone Creek his photos are just spectacular.

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Kavika
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13  Kavika     7 months ago

Looking out my backdoor in Big Canoe, GA.

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shona1
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13.1  shona1  replied to  Kavika @13    7 months ago

Morning...very nice...looks like you are well and truly into Autumn now..

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
13.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @13    7 months ago

Pure beauty!

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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14  author  A. Macarthur    7 months ago

Just returning from Ohio after a weekend with my family. The artice looks excellent … attributable to a talented, dedicated group of people!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
15  Perrie Halpern R.A.    7 months ago

Mac, I am so glad you posted a birdy photos. You know how much I love them.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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15.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @15    7 months ago

Glad you reminded me.

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Carolina Wren in Winter

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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15.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @15.1    7 months ago

My title for that photo is "Wren will it be Spring?"

 
 
 
Kavika
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16  Kavika     7 months ago

This is a photo of the Marina on Lake Petit at Big Canoe. The color of the trees and the lake are just beautiful.

Mac will be happy to know that this 1100 acre lake is loaded with rainbow trout and trophy largemouth.

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Photo by Red.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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16.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @16    7 months ago

That is a beautiful photo!

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
16.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Gsquared @16.1    7 months ago

Red thanks you, G.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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16.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @16    7 months ago

The placing of the bigger trees on each side and the fence on the bottom forming a natural frame is a sign that the photographer has an excellent sense of artistic composition.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
16.2.1  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.2    7 months ago

I would never challenge Red's sense of artistic composition, Buzz, lol

And she thanks you.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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17  author  A. Macarthur    7 months ago

In two-dimensional works of art, such as painting, printmaking, photography or bas-relief, repoussoir is an object along the right or left foreground that directs the viewer's eye into the composition by bracketing the edge.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
17.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @17    7 months ago

"repoussoir" is a French word that translates simply as "pusher", but I assume that as used by you it means "directs the eye towards a goal".  

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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17.1.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17.1    7 months ago

I believe it literally means "pushing out".

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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18  author  A. Macarthur    7 months ago

Time to say "so long until this Thursday night."

Thanks to all for another excellent article.

 
 

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